House Tables Impeachment Motion

Vernon Young Jr. / DoD / U.S. Customs and Border Protection

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House voted 332 to 95 to table a motion to take up impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump Wednesday.

All voting Republicans and more than 100 Democrats voted to table the matter presented by Texas Rep. Al Green (D).

Ahead of the vote, Green dismissed calls from within his party to hold off on the resolution, which he introduced Tuesday evening, arguing that impeachment should follow Tuesday’s House vote that condemned the President’s racist tweets.

Democrats have been wrestling with the question of impeachment since taking control of the House, and now more than a third of House Democrats publicly support opening an impeachment inquiry.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) has resisted those efforts, saying they should not move forward with impeachment unless the public is on their side.

The Constitution requires “high crimes and misdemeanors” to consider impeachment.

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